The Forest Hills Northern Huskies welcomed Greenville to town for an OK White battle. Both teams started the year with 1-2 marks, so this would prove to be a pivotal point in each of their seasons. It was a tremendous back-and-forth battle between these two clubs, with FHN prevailing 20-15.
After a scoreless first quarter and a half of play, the Huskies struck first. Drew Dabaja carried the football 16 yards for the go-ahead score. Greenville would quickly respond, as Kam Cooper powered across the goal line from 2 yards away.
The score would remain knotted at seven, until three minutes had passed in the second half. Again, it was Dabaja that would create separation. The OK White’s leading scorer added to his tally with a 3-yard touchdown run.
Again, Greenville would respond on their ensuing drive. Case Johnson broke off a 50-yard sprint to the end zone. The ‘Jackets went for two, and Noah Foster converted the try with a short run, giving Greenville a 15-14 lead.
With seconds remaining in the third quarter, Forest Hills Northern would recapture the lead for good. Dabaja aired it out, tossing the ball to Caleb Woolery. The ball popped free, and Eric Kresge pounced on it for the score.
In this win, Drew Dabaja was 7/13 for 127 yards. He also added 128 rushing yards on 21 carries. Isaac Dailey was the rushing leader for Greenville with 85 yards, while Case Johnson added 79.
Forest Hills Northern (2-2) will take on Lowell next week. Greenville (1-3) will look to regain winning form against Byron Center.